Front Door Decor with a DIY Mackenzie-Childs Frame

My mailbox adventure inspired me to finish a couple of other projects, one of which I started about two years ago that was hidden stored in my craft graveyard in the basement. When making these curb-appeal crafts, I have to remind myself of the Mary Poppins mantra, “enough is as good as a feast.” I want things tied together…but not […]

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Curb-appeal Craft: House Number Plaque

I had a blast playing with ModPodge last week. It’s so simple to use and, though I like to paint things, using MP saves loads of time.   With the new decorative mailbox finished, I wanted to complete a couple of other pieces for a unified look outside. Admittedly, I was having a lot of “Oh… I could also use […]

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Practically Perfect Paper Fans

If you’re popping in to see what the ModPodge mailbox companion pieces are, I’m still gathering the last of my supplies, stay tuned! In the interim, I thought I’d share a quick tutorial on Practically Perfect Paper Fans. Last year I was decorating a circus-themed event and really needed a paper fan tutorial that gave details. Most of what I […]

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A New Decorative Mailbox

I’ve always enjoyed special decorative mailboxes. There’s are a wide variety of curbside interpretations as to what constitutes “special,” including wood add-ons that turn them into animal shapes, but mine tend to feature some type of hand-painted element—usually flowers. Most of the mailboxes in our neighborhood are the larger, rural sized versions, and my last one featured Mackenzie-Childs-inspired checks. Although […]

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DIY photo ledges, DIY photo shelves, $8 dollar ledges, gallery wall, decorating a long hallway, Valspar Seine

Gallery Wall for a Long Hallway

Remember my original mish mosh attempt at a gallery wall?  Not very impressive. A few pieces of wood and a few lessons learned =Project Completed! I finished the gallery wall in our back hallway (see Part 1) and even with my very novice skills, we’re all super happy with the result! The photo ledges/picture shelves are already filled to the brim […]

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